Instead a wireless sensor picks up your drumming prowess and beams it to the Power Gig game. This is fantastic news for parents - no noise!
It's one thing to hear the constant 'clicking' of those plastic guitar controllers as others play Guitar Hero or Rock Band - but it's quite another to hear the incessant smacks of sticks on those damn drumkit peripherals. Now if only the singing could go 'air'...
"We know that people may be sceptical of the AirStrike drums at first glance when they see there's no actual drums and can't understand how that's a match to our SixString guitar which is a fully-functioning electric guitar," said Seven45 boss Bernard Chiu.
"But we also know that as soon as people sit down to play it, they are going to see how much more real and authentic it feels to be moving much the same way true drummers do when they play, without the limits of the drum kits already on the market."
"Just like our guitars, the AirStrike drums are a step forward for authenticity in the band game genre," he added. Their SixString guitar controller actually has six strings like a real guitar that you must strum along with your fingers on the coloured fretboard.
Power Gig: Rise of the SixString releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 in October. Fancy a music videogame that actually goes some way in teaching you to play real instruments?
Power Gig features drum-less AirStrike Drum Controller
09 June 2010 | By Simon Priest